Classes


TODAY, June 30 

WEST COAST SWING DANCE WORKSHOPS 

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge 

When: 6 p.m. June 30 

Details: West Coast Swing workshop. New intermediate steps and variations over three weekends. $10 per day, last session July 14. Instruction 6-7:30 p.m., with open dance from 7:30-9 p.m. This is a fundraiser for Hilo Elks. 

Contact: Kolin, Deb Kettleson, 935-5018, kolin@hawaii.edu 

SUNDAY, July 1 

CALM DOWN 

Where: Honokaa Hongwanji 

When: 4 p.m. July 1 

Details: Let peace begin with you. Learn how “mindfulness”can be applied in ourselves, our families, community, nation and the world. Practice includes mindfulness while eating, walking, singing, even washing dishes. All faiths welcome, “nones” included. 

Contact: Miles Okumura, 640- 4602, info@peacedayparade. org 

AWAKEN TO WHO WE ARE 

Where: Waiaka Events, Waimea 

When: 3:30 p.m. July 1 

Details: Sitting and walking meditation, talk, dialogue/ inquiry. Non-denominational and open to all. By donation. 

Contact: Gavin Harrison, 884- 5288, gavin@gavinharrison.net 

WATER AEROBICS CLASSES 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: 8 a.m. July 1 

Details: The YWCA Aquatics Program offers water aerobics in solar-heated saltwater pool. Call for details. 

Contact: Hoku Sumiki, 935- 7141, aquatics@ywcahawaiiisland.org 

MONDAY, July 2 

FULL FIGURED DIVA AQUATICS 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: 6:15 a.m. July 2 

Details: The YWCA Aquatics Program offers a Full Figured Diva Aquatics class Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 6:15-7 p.m. $50/month. 

Contact: Hoku Sumiki, 935- 7141, aquatics@ywcahawaiiisland.org 

COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS 

Where: SeniorNet at Maluhia 

When: 10 a.m. July 2 

Details: July 2-5, 2012. Learn how to use a computer even if you have never touched a mouse before. $36 plus $40 annual membership fee. 

Contact: Lois Zimmermann, 974-7603, cyberlu@gmail.com 

GROUP SWIM LESSONS 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: 3 p.m. July 2 

Details: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3-5 p.m.; $85/month, and Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon, $30/month. 

Contact: Hoku Sumiki, 935- 7141, aquatics@ywcahawaiiisland.org 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR SENIORS 

Where: Kamana Center, Hilo 

When: 2 p.m. July 2 

Details: Learn functions of a digital camera and how to take good pictures. Bring your own camera and tripod. $10. 

Contact: 961-8701 

INTRODUCTION TO 2-D ART 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 8-11:15 a.m. July 2-Aug. 10 

Details: Monday-Friday studio class on designs, concepts, elements and principles of design. Alu Like tuition waiver for eligible Native Hawaiians. 

Contact: Bert Klunder, 934- 2598, dma@hawaii.edu 

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL ARTS 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: noon-3:15 p.m., July 2 

Details: Monday-Friday; overview of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver web design. Alu Like tuition waiver for eligible Native Hawaiians. 

Contact: Bert Klunder, 934- 2598, dma@hawaii.edu 

WAIMEA BALLROOM DANCE 

Where: Waimea Elementary 

When: 7-8 p.m. July 2 

Details: Come join the fun, no partner necessary. NightClub 2-Step is a slow rhythm dance. Six weeks of lessons for $10; 7-8 p.m., followed by half hour practice mixer. Registration from 6:30 p.m. first two weeks only. Dues $10. Lance Oliver, instructor. 

Contact: Peter In, 885-4776, hipai@aol.com 

TUESDAY, July 3 

HOT HULA FITNESS 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 5:30 p.m. July 3 

Details: This class provides a “total body workout” in 6o minutes. Work out to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky reggae. Fun for all ages and fitness levels; every Tuesday Thursday. Call to register. 

Contact: Tiana Koga, 934- 2700, tmkoga@hawaii.edu 

DON’T CHA WANNA DANCE? 

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge 

When: 7 p.m.July 3 

Details: Hilo Bay Dance Club classes start in beginning cha cha, beginning quickstep and intermediate Americantango. Beginners welcome; partner not needed. Visit www.hilobaydanceclub.com. 

Contact: andrew bisset, 345- 0280, andrewbisset@hawaii. rr.com 

THURSDAY, July 5 

HAWAIIAN CULTURE 

Where: Mt. View Senior Center 

When: 6-8 p.m. July 5 

Details: Halau Mele Academy of Hawaiian Arts, Music and Dance classes in hula, chant, protocol and conversational Hawaiian Tuesday-Thursday, weekly; open to various ages. $10-$30 monthly. Visit www. halaumeleohawaii.com. 

Contact: 987-1866, halau@ halaumeleohawaii.com 

WESTERN LINE-DANCE AND MORE 

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge 

When: 8 p.m. July 5 

Details: Learn to western L-dance and more every Thursday from 8-10 p.m.; class 8-9 p.m., open dance 9-10 p.m. No partner required; beginners welcome. Parking in back. 

Contact: Andy Aquino, 959- 5960, alpismo@aol.com 

COMING 

SPECIAL BON DANCE PRACTICES 

Where: Hilo Meishoin Mission When: 7 p.m. Details: Tsukikage Odorikai practice open to public; free. Bring towel (tenugui) and fan (uchiwa). Special bon season schedule includes sessions July 10, 12, 17, 19 and 26; also, the practice scheduled for Aug. 2 has been cancelled. Contact: Meishoin, 935-6996, tsukikageodorikai@gmail.com 

DANCING ON THE EARTH 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 10 a.m. July 7 

Details: Shizuno Nasu helps you experience creative flow and dance in class open to all levels, including beginners and non-dancers. Sign up in advance; $45. 

Contact: Julie, 967-8222, julie@volcanoartcenter.org 

COMPUTER FOR SENIORS 

Where: SeniorNet at Maluhia Place, Hilo 

When: 10 a.m. July 9 

Details: July 9-13. Learn basics of how a computer works. Type a paragraph, edit it, and save it to a flash drive and the hard drive. $36 plus $40 annual membership fee. 

Contact: Lois Zimmermann, 974-7603, cyberlu@gmail.com 

AMERICAN RED CROSS CAT & DOG FIRST AID 

Where: Hilo Red Cross Office 

When: 1-4 p.m. July 14 

Details: Learn basic information on how to recognize and care for emergencies and injuries in cats & dogs. This course will empower pet owners with the confidence and skills necessary to respond to emergencies involving cats and dogs by learning how to provide basic first aid skills, how to care for choking pets, rescue breathing and CPR; $70; register at www.redcross. org or call 1-800-733-2767. 

Contact: Maury, 739-8121, maury.agcaoili@redcross.org 

LEARN MUSHROOM CULTIVATION 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. July 14 

Details: Mushrooms are an excellent source of vegetarian protein and nutrition, and easy to grow. Gain hands-on experience inoculating mushroom kits as well as logs, and go home with a complete shiitake and oyster mushroom patch. Call OCET before July 6 to register, 934-2700. 

Contact: Graceson Ghen, 934- 2700, graceson@hawaii.edu 

BASIC WORD PROCESSING ON THE COMPUTER 

Where: SeniorNet at Maluhia Place 891 Ululani St. 

When: 10 a.m. July 16 

Details: July 16-18. Use Microsoft Word 2010 to edit and format documents. Only 8 students per class taught by seniors, for seniors. $36 plus $40 annual membership fee. 

Contact: Lois Zimmermann, 974-7603, cyberlu@gmail.com 

SILK PAINTING 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 10 a.m. July 21 

Details: Join Patti Pease Johnson in enjoyable and easy morning workshop for beginning and experienced artists ages 10 and up. $65 plus $10 supply fee. Call to register. A second, intermediate level course follows at 2:30 p.m.; same fees apply. 

Contact: Julie, 967-8222, julie@volcanoartcenter.org 

MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT 

Where: Hawaii CC-Hilo 

When: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 21 

Details: Learn medical reimbursement billing. Classes on Saturdays, July 21-Oct. 13. Register by July 13. 

Contact: Estee Nathanson, 934-2700, estherss@hawaii.edu 

GET OFF THE GRID! SIERRA CLUB PROGRAM 

Where: Aupuni Center, Hilo 

When: 7 p.m.July 20 

Details: Henry Curtis, of Life of the Land, will speak on shifting from centralized large-scale generators to smaller decentralized microgrids, with low-climate impact and low-environmental impact. He will contrast the massive grid proposed with undersea cables to a efficient distributed system. 

Contact: Deborah Ward, 808- 769-2403, dward@hawaii.edu 

INTERNET & EMAIL BASICS 

Where: SeniorNet at Maluhia Place, Hilo 

When: 10 a.m. July 24 

Details: July 24-27. Have fun exploring the World Wide Web and sending email, e cards and photos. Class taught by seniors, for seniors. $36 plus $40 annual membership fee. 

Contact: Lois Zimmermann, 974-7603, cyberlu@gmail.com 

COMPUTER BASICS 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 8 a.m.-noon July 30 

Details: Easily learn basic computer skills step by step in plain English, hands-on basics of word processing and spreadsheets. Runs through Aug.10.Call to register. 

Contact: Estee Nathanson, 934-2700, estherss@hawaii. edu 

CENTER FOR AG SUCCESS 

Where: NHERC, Honokaa 

When: 5 p.m. July 27 

Details: Course supports diversified small farm success through the Hawaii Island Farmer’s Guide to Accessing Local Markets. Topics are marketing, accounting, business plan development, soils, pest control, fertilizers, compost production, crop rotation and irrigation. Friday/Saturday, July 27-Oct. 12. Call for info. 

Contact: Tony Kent, 934-2700, akent47@hawaii.edu 

RED CROSS CPR/AED 

Where: Hilo Red Cross Office 

When: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 28 

Details: For professional rescuers, health care providers with a duty to respond. $110; register at www.redcross.org or call 1-800-733-2767. 

Contact: Maury,739-8121, maury.agcaoili@redcross.org 

PILATES MATWORK 2 

Where: UH-Hilo 

When: 4:30 p.m. Aug. 7 

Details: Two-week mixed level matwork class; Kea Kapahua teaches innovative movement progressions beyond classical Pilates; $30. Call to register. 

Contact: CCECS, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu 

INTRO TO ZUMBA 

Where: UH-Hilo 

When: 5:45 p.m. Aug. 7 

Details: Licensed Zumba instructor Kea Kapahua creates a fun workout to Latin and international rhythms. $35. Call to register. 

Contact: CCECS, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu 

HAWAII HORSE EXPO 

Where: Pukalani Stables 

When: 9 a.m. Aug. 11 

Details: Hawaii Island Humane Society Hawaii Horse Expo Aug. 11-12 includes nationally renowned equine experts for two days of clinics and demonstrations. Proceeds benefit HIHS Horse Rescue Fund and Paniolo Preservation Society. For details, visit www.HawaiiHorseExpo.com 

Contact: Connie, 371-4803, kaulike@msn.com 

PILATES MATWORK 2 

Where: UH-Hilo 

When: 4:30 p.m. Aug. 7 

Details: Two-week mixed level; Kea Kapahua teaches movement progressions beyond classical Pilates repertoire. $30. Call to register. 

Contact: CCECS, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu 

INTRO TO ZUMBA 

Where: UH-Hilo 

When: 5:45 p.m. Aug. 7 

Details: Kea Kapahua creates a fun workout to Latin and international rhythms. $35. Call to register. 

Contact: CCECS, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu 

AHA PUHALA O PUNA LAUHALA WEAVING 

Where: Hilo Hawaiian Hotel 

When: 9 a.m. Aug. 3 

Details: Club celebrates 20th anniversary Aug. 3-5; projects for all levels. Cost $125, with kits to be purchased from kumu. Register by June 30. 

Contact: 756-0093, ahapuhala@gmail.com 

ONGOING 

PERSONAL PATH TO PEACE 

Where: Honokaa Buddhist Temple Hall 

When: 4 p.m. Sundays 

Details: Members of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing instruct on how “mindfulness” can be applied in daily life. Open to all faiths, non-believers included. Let peace begin with you. Fees. 

Contact: Miles Okumura, 640 4602, info@peacedayparade.org 

ZUMBA GOLD TONING 

Where: YMCA of Hilo 

When: 6:30-7:30 a.m. 

Details: Classes Monday, Wednesday, Friday for all levels, including seniors. Get fit, Get Toned, Get Inspired. Harriet Rocha at 640-3876. 

Contact: YMCA, 935-3721; Harriet Rocha, 640-3876 

ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR 

Where: YMCA , 300 West Lanikaula Street, Hilo 

When: 11 a.m.-noon 

Details: Monday/Wednesday class for those needing a seated workout due to poor ambulation, weak knees, other special needs. Class offers a fun workout alternative. 

Contact: YMCA, 935-3721; Harriet Rocha, 640-3876 

HOT HULA FITNESS 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: times, dates vary 

Details: Hot Hula Fitness on Mondays, 4:45-5:45 p.m. and on Wednesdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. $3; open to all. 

Contact: Hoku, 935-7141, hsumiki@ywcahawaiiisland. org 

WADO KARATE TRAINING 

Where: Sangha Hall 

When: times, dates vary 

Details: Traditional Japanese Wado Karate training. Monday/Wednesday, 5-6 p.m. beginners, 6-7 p.m. advanced class; Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m., mixed. Visitors welcome. 

Contact: Craig, 987-1465 

BON DANCE PRACTICE 

Where: Puna Hongwanji Mission 

When: 7 p.m. Mondays, through June, and July 2 

Details: Bring towel (tenugui) and fan (uchiwa). Free practice class open to public. 

Contact: punahongwanji@ hawaiiantel.net; 966-9981 

AIKIDO FOR ADULTS & TEENS 

Where: Aikido of Hilo 

When: times vary 

Details: Beginner’s class Monday through Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday at 4:45 p.m., and Wednesday, 9 a.m. 

Contact: Barbara, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@hawaiiantel.net 

HOT HULA FITNESS 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: Tuesdays, Thursdays 

Details: Noenoe Kekaualua teaches Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursdays 8-9 a.m. 

Contact: 935-7141, hsumiki@ ywcahawaiiisland.org 

ANCIENT HAWAIIAN HULA FOR TEACHERS 

Where: 96 Kekela St., Hilo 

When: 6 p.m. Fridays 

Details: Study hula kahiko, chant with Maile Yamanaka; help pass down traditions of Maiki Aiu Lake and Hoolu Cambra. By donation. 

Contact: Maile, 937-4249, maileyamanaka@gmail.com 

ZUMBA CARDIO & TONING 

Where: Christian Liberty School 

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays 

Details: $4/class; $20 card, with sixth class free. Classes also Wednesdays, Fridays at HPP Activity Center. Call. 

Contact: Mary Jane Bowden, 937- 6371, mj_kreations@yahoo.com 

THE ART OF FENCING 

Where: Mountain View Gym 

When: 5-8 p.m. Thursdays 

Details: Hawaii Island Fencing Club teaches; newcomers and spectators welcome. 

Contact: Gayle Chavez, 985- 8702; Merle Gornick, 968-2000 

BUDDHIST HEALING MEDITATION IN VOLCANO 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 4 p.m. Sundays 

Details: Train mind in inner causes of fulfillment; discover lasting source of happiness. Free. Call Patty at 985-7470. 

Contact: Julie, 967-8222, julie@volcanoartcenter.org 

CHINESE HEALTH 

PRESERVATION SYSTEM 

Where: Liliuokalani Park 

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays 

Details: Yang Sheng movements from Yi Chuan. Teacher certified in China. $10. 

Contact: Andrew Plack, 935- 7207, andrew@arplack.com 

HAN SHI YI CHUAN 

Where: Ainaloa Longhouse 

When: 5 p.m. Sundays 

Details: Internal Kung Fu with teacher certified in China. 

Contact: Glenn Pasion, 989- 9635, ckthetruth@hotmail.com 

FLORAL ARRANGEMENT 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 1-3 p.m., first Saturday 

Details: Open to public; free. Class on first Saturday of each month. Bring supplies. 

Contact: Tasha, 961-5711, info@ehcc.org 

QIGONG 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday 

Details: Qigong for beginners, Thursdays; intermediate classes on Wednesdays. 

Contact: Julie Callahan, 967- 8222, julile@volcanoartcenter. org; www.volcanoartcenter.org 

BEGINNING YOGA 

Where: Hilo Armory 

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays 

Details: Catherine Southern teaches. Bring your own mat and towel. Six sessions: $18. 

Contact: Bert Mukai, 961-8706 

ZUMBA GOLD 

Where: Sangha Hall, Hilo 

When: 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays 

Details: Weekly; sponsored by Honpa Hongwanji Board of Buddhist Education. $5/$4 class for Hilo Betsuin members. 

Contact: BJ Soriano, 961-6677, bjsoriano@hilobetsuin.org 

BEGINNING YOGA 

Where: P&R Culture & Arts 

When: 5 p.m. Saturdays 

Details: Catherine Southern teaches. Bring your own mat and towel. Cost for five sessions is $15. Call to register. 

Contact: Bert Mukai, 961-8706 

YOGA WITH EMILY CATEY 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

Details: Every Monday at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m., for beginning and intermediate students. $10/$5. 

Contact: Julie Callahan, 967- 8222, julie@volcanoartcenter. org, www.volcanoartcenter.org 

ALOHA FRIDAYS 

Where: VAC Gallery, HVNP 

When: 11 a.m. Fridays 

Details: Free hands-on lesson is given in a cultural craft. 

Contact: Julie, 967-8222, julie@volcanoartcenter.org 

RAJA YOGA CLASS SERIES 

Where: Polestar Gardens, Pahoa 

When: Call for details 

Details: Learn techniques for uplifting energy and creating clarity, peace and success. 

Contact: Bernadette Sabath, 430- 8009, infopolestar@gmail.com 

KENDO 

Where: Waiakea Rec Center 

When: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. Saturdays 

Details: Ancient art, sport of Japanese fencing; samurai discipline associated with building character, endurance, self-composure, perseverence, respect for tradition. Open to all ages; $10/month. 

Contact: Charlie, 935-1831, kobukan.kendo@gmail.com 

DOG PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIALIZATION SUNDAYS 

Where: Liliuokalani Park 

When: 2-4 p.m. Sundays 

Details: East Hawaii Dog Psychology Center free classes for dogs with socialization and/or behavior problems. 

Contact: Carl Oguss, 933- 9763, easthawaiidogpsychologycenter@yahoo.com 

AARP DRIVERS’ 

SAFETY COURSES 

Where: Aging & Disability Resources, 1055 Kinoole St. 

When: 9 a.m. on last Saturday 

Details: Aimed at age 50-plus; open to all. $12/$14. Register. 

Contact: Dan Lindsay or Susan O’Neill, 933-9313 

ZAZEN SITTING 

MEDITATION 

Where: Akiko’s Buddhist B&B 

When: Various times and days 

Details: Sitting meditation from 6:45-8:20 p.m. Sundays, Mondays and Fridays, and 5:20-6:20 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. For all levels. 

Contact: Akiko Masuda, 963- 6422, msakiko@hawaii.rr.com 

CAPOEIRA 

Where: HI Community College 

When: 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday 

Details: Increase agility, strength, endurance with Afro-Brazilian martial art form; all ages. 

Contact: Graceson Ghen, 934- 2700, graceson@hawaii.edu 

HBDA BALLROOM DANCING 

Where: Waiakea High cafeteria 

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays 

Details: Learn merengue, tango and salsa. 

Contact: Tina, 935-4665, hbdaehi@gmail.com 

HOT HULA FITNESS 

Where: HI Community College 

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays 

Details: Full body workout targeting the abs, legs, and arms to reggae, hip-hop and drum beats. No dancing experience needed. Call for details. 

Contact: Tiana Koga, 934- 2700, tmkoga@hawaii.edu 

BEGINNING AIKIDO 

Where: Aikido of Hilo 

When: various times and days 

Details: Aikido classes for all ages; nonprofit organization; visit www.AikidoOfHilo.org. 

Contact: 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@HawaiianTel.net 

INTERMEDIATE UKULELE 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 5-5:45 p.m. Tuesdays 

Details: For adults and children with prior knowledge of basic ukulele chords and strumming. Fine tune your playing; instructor Wes Awana. 

Contact: Julie, 967-8222, julie@volcanoartcenter.org 

LIFE DRAWING 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays 

Details: Students bring art supplies, pay $10 model fee. 

Contact: EHCC, 935-9085, info@ehcc.org 

DANCE CLASSES 

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge 

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays 

Details: Hilo Bay Dance Club; American-style tango, intermediate bolero, advanced foxtrot. Visit www.hilobaydanceclub.com. Register at 6:30 p.m. Novices welcome. 

Contact: Andrew, 345-0280, andrewbisset@hawaii.rr.com 

IRISH STEP DANCE 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays 

Details: Sarah Nash teaches. Call for details. 

Contact: Hoku Sumiki, 935- 7141, ext. 211, hsumiki@ywcahawaiiisland.org 

 

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